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March 12, 2004
Jim
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AA teams playing Major +?

Bruce: Two common solutions are: 1) Lesser ranked team get 5 runs for each level of opposing team they must play. Or, choice of, 2) Lesser ranked team gets an extra player. Example: -- AA team plays a major team and gets a choice of 10 handicap runs or an extra player. AAA plays a major team -- choice of 5 additional runs or an extra player.
... Interestingly, I've observed the most negative reactions come from the teams that must do the "giving." The "getting" teams still think they're taking it in the ------.
Best regards, Jim
Jan. 13, 2004
Jim
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing in Two Age Groups

Hi T.T. .... SSUSA's 2003-2004 Rulebook says "yes." You have the situation correct. See pages 52 - 54 ... 9.2 Roster Restrictions and 9.2 (2) Adding Players.
... I don't know SPA's roster rules.
Jim (70 AAA)

Nov. 16, 2003
Jim
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2004 Worlds

Hi Guys: The complete 2004 SSWC tournament schedule is included in the current November Edition of Senior Softball News (page 27) and should be posted on this website as soon as possible. Keep checking the "Tournaments" link on the left side of this screen. Here's the schedule --- Las Vegas, NV --- As you all know, all rankings (AA, AAA, Major, Major-Plus) play during their age group.
* Sept. 23-26 --- 40, 50, 70 and Women
* Sept. 26-29 --- 65, 75, 80
* Sept. 30-Oct. 3 --- 55, 60
.... I hope this helps guys who don't receive the SSNews. Jim
Nov. 16, 2003
Jim
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2004 Worlds dates

Hi Ed: The 50 Major-Plus World Championships will be held Sept. 23-26 at Las Vegas, NV .... according to the November Edition of Senior Softball News (page 27). Jim
Nov. 16, 2003
Jim
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2004 tour.schedules

If you receive the Senior Softball News (November 2003 Edition), the complete 2004 SSUSA/WC tournament schedule is located on page 27. I'm positive the 2004 schedule will be posted on this website as soon as the webmaster can get it done. Keep checking the "Tournaments" section on the left side of this screen. Jim
Nov. 16, 2003
Jim
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Dates and location of WC in 2004

Hi Marianne: According to the newest Senior Softball News (November Edition), the Women's World Championship is: Sept. 23-26 at Las Vegas, NV --- Call SSUSA to confirm -- 916-326-5303. Jim

Nov. 11, 2003
Jim
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA/WC 2004 Bat Policy

Hi Guys: Just noticed SSUSA has put their "2004 Bat Policy" on the top right hand corner of this website. I think it's very player friendly of them to let us all know what bats they'll allow in their 2004 Qualifiers and Championships.
... Interestingly, they are one of the few national softball associations to still allow us to use our Ultra IIs (LVSSA, also?) and do not require the previously banned ASA bats to be "re-certified." Apparently, using 47 x 375 balls has satisfied their concern regarding player safety. We can continue to use our Ultra IIs in SSUSA/WC's events. Yea!! Thanks Terry.
...... Happy Holidays ... Jim Landis
Nov. 5, 2003
Jim
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Standards

Hi Mick: Excellent post. You've made a very thoughtful case for adapting the game beyond improving the speed and distance a bat can project a ball or banning the bat. You're correct (IMO), most of us seniors are not "home-run hitters." We get great pleasure from making good contact, watching and feeling our line-drive singles and doubles "stay in the park" and help our teams be competitive, win and have fun. Mark ... Announce sign-ups for your "wood bat only" league and you can count me in.
... Thanks again for your comments ... They made me dream about a game I love. My thanks to you.
.... Keep thinking and sharing.
Jim Landis (69-AAA)
Oct. 28, 2003
Jim
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: new website

Hi Seaweed: I agree with you. Like you, I'm trying to learn this new website. It "looks" like there's potential for improved communication among all of us. Hopefully .....
... Best wishes ... Jim
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